Last week, I wrote about the importance of strength training for endurance athletes. Heavy lifting is often neglected by distance runners, but it can have major benefits.
Likewise, many runners fail to train themselves above the waist.
I recently helped a client incorporate heavy lifts and upper body work into his training regimen. As a result, he crushed his PR at the brutal Leadville Trail 100 Run.
Our approach to the upper body was simple. We focused on three moves to strengthen posture, improve the run gait, and create a bulletproof core.